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How Good Teams Fall Apart
It’s rarely a cataclysmic event. Far more often, it’s a slow, cumulative effect – the impact of small, insidious behaviors that in and of themselves seem relatively harmless, but when combined and over an extended period of time, can eat away at the morale of your team and jeopardize the...
Transfers of Trust
Whether in the context of the work we do with advisory firms looking to merge, or building structures to facilitate the move of clients from a founder to a next generation leader in the firm, an effective transfer of trust is perhaps the most essential driver of success.
In his book The Speed of...
Quick Start For A New Year Ahead
We all have a vision of our future business. Too often, however, that vision is solely focused on some relatively far-off (5, 10, or even 20 year) end date. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to have a long-range picture of where you want to take your firm. But you also need shorter, incremental...
Scale Your Business More Effectively
Capacity and Productivity. Any advisory firm that’s serious about meaningful and sustainable growth must learn how to better control those two critical financial metrics.
Should I add staff and when should I add them?
Will productivity decrease as our enterprise gets bigger?
At what point...
10 Essential Drivers of Enterprise Value
One of the biggest challenges for any thriving advisory firm is finding time (beyond day-to-day operations) to plan and execute on the activities which will most positively impact the business’ enterprise value.
We’re not talking about the “market cap plus debt, minority interest, and preferred...
5 Critical Keys to Effective Compensation Planning
Ask any consultant who works on compensation in the financial services industry and they’ll probably tell you that retaining Human Capital should be the #1 cause of sleepless nights for advisors. And the research bears this out. A 2019 Schwab survey found that 76% of RIA firms planned to hire...